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Adair County 4-H’er Earns Citizenship Project Award

Ben Baudler


AMES, Iowa – Benjamin Baudler of Adair County received a state 4-H citizenship project award that includes a $100 savings bond from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment and the Iowa 4-H Foundation. Baudler, 18, is the son of Sondra and Clifton Baudler of Fontanelle.


During his seven years in 4-H, Baudler has written books for preschool kids and served as an Americorps member while receiving a Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award.


“I have learned how to communicate with various ages of people, which will help me in the business field in my future,” he said.


In addition to citizenship, Baudler has been involved in the visual arts, child development and communication project areas while receiving a state 4-H leadership project award and a 4-H Regent Scholarship. He is also a member of his county 4-H council, has attended the Iowa 4-H Youth Conference and has served as president of his club.


“4-H helped me decide what field of study to enter,” said the business major and current freshman at the University of Northern Iowa.

For more information about 4-H, contact the Adair County office of Iowa State University (ISU) Extension. 4-H in Iowa is administered through the ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development program and headquartered on the ISU campus in Ames.



Contacts :

Brenda Allen, ISU Extension 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-1567, bsallen@iastate.edu

Hannah McCulloh, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-9915, hmac@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communications and External Relations, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu


Photo of Benjamin Baudler